2017 Argon 18 E-80 Kit 4-105 Mix Bike
Argon 18’s aluminum triathlon bike, the E80 is light, rigid where it needs to be, comfortable, and aerodynamic.
The E80 is constructed of triple butted Thermo-Tech aluminum. Perfect for molding the tubes into exactly the shapes that best manifests the optimal balance principles of lightness, rigidity, comfort, and aerodynamics. In addition, this material provides the best power transfer to the road. As far as comfort goes, the Argon Fit System (AFS) ensures that every rider no matter what stature or riding style, gets the bike to fit just how they want it to.
The E80 gets its aerodynamic profile from research and development that was years in the making. The Argon 18 team goes through stages of aerodynamic tests, before the model is introduced to the world. They use Computational Fluid Dynamics, or CFD, which uses computers simulate the flow of gases and liquids around the bike, and this allows them to mine data about the aerodynamics. Argon 18 then uses a wind tunnel. They simulate real life wind conditions and they compare their bikes to each other as well as stay ahead of the competition. Finally the bikes are ridden by racers in the velodrome and they collect data that is meant to create the most aerodynamic bikes possible.
Another feature of the E80 that shows the level of detail they go to, to ensure every aerodynamic advantage is the positioning of the proprietary brakes. The front one is integrated with the fork and the rear brake hides behind the bottom bracket. By keeping the brakes out of the path of the wind, the wind can flow around the bike with less obstruction. Likewise the routing for the cables in internal. Keeping them out of the wind ensures that the flow around the bike is smoother.
Frame: E-80 aluminum 3005
Fork: E-80 carbon
Headset: FSA Orbit IS2
Brakes: Tektro & TRP, R725 front, T822 rear
Brake Levers: Tektro RX4.1
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace SL-BRS1
Crank: FSA Omega 50/34T
Bottom Bracket: FSA BB 4000
Front Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Cassette: Shimano 105 5800 12-25T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105 5800
Chain: FSA Team Issue 11-speed
Wheelset: Shimano RS010
Tires: Vittoria Zaffiro Pro
Handlebar: Vision Team Alloy OS
Aerobar: Vision TriMax Clip-on
Stem: FSA OS-168
Seatpost: Argon 18 ASP-4000 carbon
Saddle: Prologo Nago Evo Tri 40
Sizes: 46cm XS | 53cm SM | 55cm MD | 57cm LG |
Colors: Black Matte
Weight: 9130g | 20.13lbs